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Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Two Virginia deputies fired after inmate’s escape

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office has fired two deputies and disciplined two others following an inmate’s escape.

Four inmates at the Chesapeake Correctional Center face charges of helping 40-year-old Clancy Dan Starling escape.

The sheriff’s office tells media outlets that the deputies who were fired were supposed to supervising inmates in the jail’s outdoor recreation yard when Starling slipped through a chain-link fence Monday afternoon.

The other deputies didn’t follow protocol during a headcount Monday evening. Jail officers didn’t discover Starling was missing until a headcount Tuesday morning.

Starling was serving a 15-year sentence after he violated probation on burglary and larceny convictions. He also was serving a two-year sentence for grand larceny.

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By the Associated Press  |  07:54 AM ET, 06/14/2012

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